Caravel Academy Cruises in 50-16 Mat Victory over Sussex Central

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Caravel wrestling team after defeating Sussex Central, photo courtesy of Caravel Buccaneers Wrestling Facebook Georgetown – The defending Division II state champions Caravel Academy went on the road to Sussex Central on Wednesday night to start their dual meet season and on the strength of winning 11 of the 14 bouts won the dual meet 50-16.   The match began …

Cape Henlopen Pins Their Way to Victory Over Caesar Rodney

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Andrew Schaen Cape Henlopen (top) controls Caesar Rodney’s Cameron Cataldi in their 138 pound bout. Cataldi won a 7-4 decision. (Photo by Dave Frederick) Camden – The Cape Henlopen Vikings used eight pins enroute to a 51-23 victory over Caesar Rodney in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division match.   Cape Henlopen starts the season as the number one ranked team …

Laurel wins 4th state championship with victory over St. Elizabeth

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Laurel Bulldogs 2021 Class 1A football state champions, photo courtesy of Ben Fulton of BF Imagery Newark – The last time the Laurel Bulldogs won a state title none of the players on the roster had even been born yet. With their 28-14 win over St. Elizabeth on Saturday night at Delaware Stadium this current group of Bulldogs are now …

Davis shines as Middletown wins first title since 2012

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, Sports

Middletown Cavaliers Class 3A Football State Champions photo by Ben Fulton BF Imagery   It was a perfect day for Championship Football at Delaware Stadium. The rain held off until the nightcap and that allowed for a great matchup between #1 Smyrna and #2 Middletown in the DIAA Class AAA Final. A rematch of the Harvest Bowl from way back …

Dover defensive effort keys comeback

GlennFrazerHeadlines, Sports

Dover’s Lance Rainford blocks a shot against Middletown Dover –  An early season matchup of two top 5 teams did not disappoint as 4th ranked Dover outlasted #2 Middletown 58-53 in boys basketball Thursday night. The Cavaliers dominated the opening 8:00 minutes, shooting at a torrid pace to take a 24-5 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. Junior …

Caesar Rodney grapplers mount comeback, edge Sussex Central 35-34

Benny MitchellHeadlines, Sports

Caesar Rodney’s M’Ja Smith locks up a cradle on Evan Broomall in their 132 pound match. Smith earned a pin in 516. Georgetown – Cody Waski went out onto the mat at 145 pounds with the weight of his Riders teammates on his shoulders in the final bout of the night. Caesar Rodney was trailing 34-31 with criteria not in …

Big plays were key in Middletowns semifinal win

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Middletown – The Middletown Cavaliers advanced to their 10th championship game since 2010 with a 33-15 win over long-time rival Salesianum Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd. Big plays were the key for Middletown as all five touchdowns covered 31 yards or more. The game began with the longest play of the night when Zy’Aire Tart took the …

a group of football players on a field

Smyrna punches ticket to 3A championship game

GlennFrazerHeadlines, Sports

Photo by Donnell Henriquez Smyrna – Smyrna scored three 4th quarter touchdowns to pull away from Dover late in a 46-21 semifinal win at Charles V. Williams stadium Friday. Senior running back, Wayne Knight gained 292 yards on the ground and caught 2 screen passes for 48 yards. He scored 3 touchdowns and 3 two-point conversions to give him 264 …